Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James~ A Ladies of Summerhill novel~a review
“Love on a Dime” by Cara Lynn James was an O.K. book.
I really liked the cover of this book and the story is a light summer read. I thought this book is good to read, but not great.
The characters are learning to put faith and trust in the Lord and that helps them to fulfill their heart's desire.
I really didn’t care for how Lilly sometimes liked her former beau and sometimes she didn’t. Also she couldn’t come to a decision about reveling her writing dime novels or not.
This isn't deeply theoretical book. It sort of is the same as the dime store novels in the plot.
Lilly Westbrook writes dime novels under the pen name, Fannie Cole, and was afraid to come forward for fear of disgracing her family. I thought that was interesting, but the story just drags on in the area of her feeling for her former beau and if she should confess at being the novelist or not.
It was neat that she donated most of the money she made from the dime novels to her favorite charity, which is the Christian Settlement House.
So I think this is a good book to read if you just want some light reading that is fun and just entertaining. A book you will enjoy once, but probably not more than that.
I received a copy of this book free of charge from Thomas Nelson Publishers in return for my honest review.
Turn of the century novelist Lilly Westbrook learns that being faithful to her calling means more than just putting pen to paper.
It's the summer of 1899 in Newport, Rhode Island, and Lilly Westbrook is struggling to conceal her career from family and friends because of the stigma attached to dime novels. Lilly feels good about her secret—after all, she’s enlightening working class girls with her books and honoring God by using her talents to His glory.
But her secret is threatened when Jackson Grail, a former suitor, becomes Lilly's new publisher. He's determined to revive his floundering publishing house by maximizing their most promising--and most secretive--author. His plan? Find “Fannie Cole” and convince her to go public.
When a gossip columnist discovers Lilly’s true identity, she finds that being faithful to her calling involves more than just putting pen to paper. It requires that she stand up for her faith and for herself, no matter the consequences.
About the author:
Cara Lynn James is a debut novelist who has won numerous context awards from Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. She and her husband reside in Florida.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 1, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 1 inches
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